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Old 12-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #36
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I'm not saying that 5 w 20 oil is evil and will blow up your engine. Certainly not. And perhaps if you live in a very cold climate such as Alaska or Fargo ND 5 w 20 would be great for you. If you live in an area where you have all 4 seasons or hotter weather like Florida then 5w30 is the way to go for better engine wear and lubrication.
Anybody correct me if I'm wrong!... But isn't the 5 in 5w20 represent the "weight" of the oil when cold??... And the 20 the "weight" of the oil when it is hot??... Like I said I might be wrong about this!...
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The W in 5w20 stands for winter not weight 5 is what the viscosity of the oil is when cold then as the oil warms up the polymers in the oil expand which increase the viscosity of the oil
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:51 AM   #38
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To keep it all simple, short, and sweet yes 5w-30 is better for ur car than 5w-20 it is slightly thicker better for wear protection. And if u want maximum protection for ur motor go with a top rated full synthetic I us royal purple only the best! of course I play hard too. My baby is rode hard every day!

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To keep it all simple, short, and sweet yes 5w-30 is better for ur car than 5w-20 it is slightly thicker better for wear protection. And if u want maximum protection for ur motor go with a top rated full synthetic I us royal purple only the best! of course I play hard too. My baby is rode hard every day!

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Thank u benzo! So I'm gonna get oil changed in a 06 5 speed 4.6 gt, deff go with 5w30? Oh and I always do royal purple, best oil and by FAR best oil filter!
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:49 AM   #40
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Re: Oil changes

I haven't done any research or fact-checking on this but AMSOIL claims their Ea Oil Filters are guaranteed for 15k miles.

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:34 AM   #41
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I haven't done any research or fact-checking on this but AMSOIL claims their Ea Oil Filters are guaranteed for 15k miles.

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I would think one could go 15k on the Amsoil, Royal Purple or Mobil 1 EP, however im not so sure about the actually filter lasting that long. That's too long for my style 15 k. I personally wouldn't go over 10k with any oil and filter but that's just my 2 cents. I would think 10k with Royal Purple, or true base IV synthetic and good filter ex. Purolator One, Napa Gold your cars engine will be super clean and no sludge build up.

I guess one could leave the oil in for the 15k miles and just change out the filter every 7,500k or so. I would think a quality oil like Royal Purple, Amsoil or Mobil 1 EP wouldn't break down at 15k.
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Re: Oil changes

I use Royal Purple every 5k miles or 1 year.... what ever comes first.

Think that stuff is expensive??? The 10W60 I had to use on the M3 was 14-19 bucks a quart and it used 8.5 quarts... OUCH (another reason I sold it)


I change every 5k because it gives me peace of mind..... and I am sure my engine appreciates it.
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I use Royal Purple every 5k miles or 1 year.... what ever comes first.

Think that stuff is expensive??? The 10W60 I had to use on the M3 was 14-19 bucks a quart and it used 8.5 quarts... OUCH (another reason I sold it)

I change every 5k because it gives me peace of mind..... and I am sure my engine appreciates it.
As long as you don't mind shelling out the bucks to change the oil every 5k then rock out. If your only going 5k a year and changing it once a year then its not that bad cost wise for Royal Purple. I change mine every 7,500 miles, which is also once a year. If it gives a person peace and mind then you can't go wrong changing oil to much.

At 5k Wal Mart Super tech oil will protect ones engine just fine. Its only oil. Lol. My parents change their oil every 5k with petroleum oil, and the car has 180 k and still running strong.
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The real question is which is better oil with better protection? Mobil One EP or Royal Purple. Both true base IV synthetic oils.
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Thank u benzo! So I'm gonna get oil changed in a 06 5 speed 4.6 gt, deff go with 5w30? Oh and I always do royal purple, best oil and by FAR best oil filter!
Yes go with the 5w-30 will help in the long run
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Yes go with the 5w-30 will help in the long run
Yep, 5w30
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Yep, 5w30
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The real question is which is better oil with better protection? Mobil One EP or Royal Purple. Both true base IV synthetic oils.
I don't think Mobil 1 uses group IV base stocks in any of their lubricants ... only Amsoil, Redline and RP do to the best of my knowledge.
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I don't think Mobil 1 uses group IV base stocks in any of their lubricants ... only Amsoil, Redline and RP do to the best of my knowledge.
Castrol has a new oil out that does use Group IV base stocks! I think it's called castrol titanium.
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Castrol has a new oil out that does use Group IV base stocks! I think it's called castrol titanium.
Interesting to know ... I'm still going with Amsoil though.
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Royal Purple is the best one!..
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I don't think Mobil 1 uses group IV base stocks in any of their lubricants ... only Amsoil, Redline and RP do to the best of my knowledge.
My understanding is Mobil 1 Extended Performance is group IV as well. Wal Mart has a 5qt of Mobil 1 EP for $30. 1 Qt of Mobil 1 EP at Wal Mart is $7.50. Wal Mart is selling Royal Purple by the qt and it sells for 8.76 each one.
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Castrol has a new oil out that does use Group IV base stocks! I think it's called castrol titanium.
Do you know if anywhere on the oil bottle it has listed a group IV base and I ask for any of the brands. Do any of the brand oil list what base it is? I had just recently purchased Mobil 1 high mileage fully synthetic and it doesn't say what base this oil is. Of course they advertise on the bottle fully synthetic.
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Anyone know anything about this Castrol Titanium Full synthetic. Any good? Is it a true base IV synthetic.
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Do you know if anywhere on the oil bottle it has listed a group IV base and I ask for any of the brands. Do any of the brand oil list what base it is? I had just recently purchased Mobil 1 high mileage fully synthetic and it doesn't say what base this oil is. Of course they advertise on the bottle fully synthetic.
It's not listed on the bottle what group base it is. Some say mobil1 is a group IV base but I'm not sure. Most oils that say full synthetic are group III based oils that incorporate synthetic additives and go through a hydrocracking process and their for company's claim they are full syn's but they are not as good as the true Grp IV based oils. Right now I only know of three company's that use Grp IV they are: royal purple, amsoil, and redline. I use royal purple! U have to pay to have the best

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Do you know if anywhere on the oil bottle it has listed a group IV base and I ask for any of the brands. Do any of the brand oil list what base it is? I had just recently purchased Mobil 1 high mileage fully synthetic and it doesn't say what base this oil is. Of course they advertise on the bottle fully synthetic.
I'm not sure if castrol titanium is groupIV, I think it is but not sure.
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